September 2022

9-6-22-FOM-Julie W.-Interesting Item

Julie W.- 1850 Merchant Token- Fitzgibbon Daguerreotype Gallery/Nicholson’s Grocery Store, Ace 400, 6-8 inches deep

9-6-22-FOM-Eric H.-Most Interesting Jewelry

Eric H.- Gold Ring w/gem, Equinox 800, 42″ deep

9-6-22-FOM-John H.-Oldest Coin

John W.- 1941 D Mercury Dime, Equinox 800, 3″ deep

2022FOM-September- Bob T.-1

Bob T.- Nose Ring, Garrett 300, 2″ deep

Monroe B.- Love Token Pair, Deus 2, 4-5 inches deep, 8-12 inches deep

2022FOM-September- Philip N.-1

Philip N.- Deputy Sheriff Badge Newton County Arkansas, Equinox 800, 3″ deep

2022FOM-September- Rick C.-1

Rick C.- Mexican Silver Ring, Equinox 600, 4″ deep

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August 2022

 

2022FOM-August- Danny B.-2

Danny B.-Just an update as to my coin finds so far. Nothing old, but allot of clad from 3 parks (150+). There are numerous targets, so I set my disc high and notch out most of the mid tones in order to hear the coins. It appears to be working!!  I’m going to “coin shoot” the parks until cooler weather, then start digging all mid tones. Two parks have swimming beaches, I haven’t even entered the water yet, but I will at some point.

RollaHunt-8-13-22-Mike Longo

Found by Mike L.

RollaHunt-8-13-22-D.Gordon

Doug G.- Top – 2 modern bullets& belt rivet. Bottom- CW pistol ball & two 22 bullets

RollaHunt-8-13-22-SusannahK

Member Finds

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Danny B- One is the total things I found, bullets/shrapnel, shotgun caps, modern arrow point and the trash. The other photo is the civil war bullets cleaned up. I found 5 CW bullets, it was fun!! The items were 2″-6″ deep, AT Max

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Philip N.- Deputy Sheriff badge from Newton County Arkansas. The modern ones are much more elaborate. In the front and back photos, the squares are 5 mm X 5 mm.

Philip N.-I also found something that I have not identified yet. Photos of 2 sides

2022FOM-August- Eric H.-1

Eric H.- Meditation Ring, Equinox 800, 3 feet deep

8-2-22-FOM-John W.-Interesting Item

John W.- Vintage Watch FOB Clip , Equinox 800, 3 inches deep

8-2-22-FOM-Doug R.-Jewelry

Doug R.- Gold Ring, White Surf Master, In water

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July 2022

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2022FOM-July- Tom D.-1

Tom D.- Coin?, Equinox 800, 4 inches deep

2022FOM-July- Susannah K.-1

Susannah K.- Early 1900’s Jacket Button, XP Deus, 6 inches deep

2022FOM-July- Tim M.-1

Tim M.- 14K Gold Ring, Equinox  600, 6 inches deep

2022FOM-July- Robert P.-1

Robert P.- Drawer Decoration, AT Pro, 3 inches

2022FOM-July- John W.-1

John W.- Lava Bead Bracelet, Equinox 800, 1 1/2 inches deep

7-5-22-FOM-Bob T.-Interesting Item

Bob T.- Printing Plate Circa 1922, Garrett 300, 6 inches deep

7-5-22-FOM-Eric H.-Jewelry

Eric H.- Gold Chain

7-5-22-FOM-Monroe B.-Oldest Coin

Monroe B.- 1868 Indian Head Penny, AT Max, 10 inches deep

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June 2022

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2022FOM-June- Rick C.-1

Rick C.- Pocket Watch, Equinox 600, 10 inches deep

2022FOM-June- Philip N.-1

Philip N.- Regulation 1859 Bit Boss, Equinox 800, 3 inches deep

2022FOM-June- Monroe B.-1

Monroe B.- Bullet Pencil, AT Max

2022FOM-June- Marvin G.-1

Marvin G.- Eagle Finial, Ace 400, 12 inches deep

2022FOM-June- John W.-1

John W.-Black Onyx Silver Stud Earing, Equinox 800, 1/2 inch deep

2022FOM-June- Eric H.-1

Eric H.- Sterling Band w/diamonds, Minelab 800, 3 feet water

2022FOM-June- Doug R.-1

Doug R.- Medical Cap, White, 2 inches deep

2022FOM-June- Bob T.-1

Bob T.- BSA 1989 Pinewood Derby Gold Medal, Garret 300, 2 inches deep

6-7-22-FOM-Susannah K.-Interesting Item

Susannah K.- French Voyageur, XP Deus, 3 inches deep

6-7-22-FOM-John Q.-Jewelry

John Q.- Kokopelli Sterling Pendant, XP Deus, 5-6 inches deep

6-7-22-FOM-Dan H.-Oldest Coin

Dan H.-  1832 Large Cent, Minelab 800, 10 inches

 

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May 2022

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2022FOM-May- Bill S.-1

Bill S.-  Finds from 5/7/2022 hunt. Heaps of bottles caps and can slaw but did manage some “peace” & clad.

2022FOM-May- Susannah K.-1

Susannah K.- 5/7/2022 hunt

5-3-22-FOM-Mike T.-Oldest Coin

Mike T.- 1817 Large Cent 15 Star Variety, Equinox 800, 10 inches deep

5-3-22-FOM-Robert P.-Interesting Item

Robert P.- WWI napkin holder, AT Pro, 3 inches deep

5-3-22-FOM-Jim H.-Jewelry

Jim H.- Ring, On top of ground

 

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April 2022

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2022FOM-April- Rick C.-2

Rick C-4/30/22 Ten toy cars,an emblem off something,a door stop, a Washington 1944 silver quarter, and some change. All with my Equinox 600 4-8 inches deep.

2022FOM-April- Tim P.-2

2022FOM-April- Tim P.-1

Tim P.- 4/9/22 Hunt- 5 silver coins. 1 wheat,  1 3 ringer. Misc clad

2022FOM-April- Philip N

Philip N: 4/9/22 Hunt- Ammunition: 3-ringer dropped, white lead oxide patina, civil war era,Shotgun head, small, rusted (before brass?)Pellet fired .22 fired (2) 20 gauge shell modern Coins: 2 Dimes: 1978D & 1992D 2 Bronze Cents: 1976D & 1981 Zinc Cent: unknown Misc: TootsieToy 234 Box Truck, red, top smashed down, piece missing from side  Key, brass, UNICAN unknown decorative top ? part of a broken cap gun trigger tag parts of an oil lamp? washer

2022FOM-April- Jeremy G.-1

2022FOM-April- Jeremy G.-2

Jeremy G.: 4/9/22 Hunt

2022FOM-April- Humphrey C.-1

2022FOM-April- Humphrey C.-2

Humphrey C.- 4/9/22 Hunt

2022FOM-April- Pat R.-1

Pat R.: Club Hunt 4/9/22, 3-ringers and a toy jet. All found 4-5 inches deep with an AT Max

2022FOM-April- John G K.-1

John G K.: Hunt 4/9/22- Bell, (2) 3 ringers, 1856 Seated Dime, Shot gun shell head stamp

2022FOM-April- Robert T.-2

2022FOM-April- Robert T.-1

Robert T.: Hunt 4/9/22-Early 1800’s flat button with a backmark (federal eagle and wheat sheafs), Garrett 300 and it was found at 4 inches

2022FOM-April- John W.-1

John W.: Hunt 4/9/22- Mystery item?

2022FOM-April- Tom D.-1

Tom D.: Hunt 4/9/22-1981 D penny, a flattened out musket ball, a few pieces of flint knapped  flint, and a butter knife

2022FOM-April- Scott P.--4-9-22

Scott P.: Hunt 4/9/22

2022FOM-April- Rick C.-1

Rick C.: 4/9/22 Hunt- Found seven Pennies, a hot wheels car, a couple of charm bracelet pieces, a 3 ringer and a 44 cal. casing. All 4-6 inches with an Equinox 600

2022FOM-April- Scott P.-32022FOM-April- Scott P.-22022FOM-April- Scott P.-1

Scott P.: Quick hunt 4/7/22  two civil war era buttons all items were shallow 2″to3″. With a Deus 2

2022FOM-April- Robert P.-1

Robert P.: 1900 V Nickel, AT Pro, 3-4 inches

2022FOM-April- Jim H.-1

Jim H.: 1963 Dime, Fisher F22, 5 inches

4-5-22-FOM-PatR.-Jewelry

Pat R.: Victorian Sash Buckle, AT Pro, 4 inches

4-5-22-FOM-ScottP.-Interesting Item

Scott P.: 1923 St. Louis Cardinals/St. Louis Browns Advertising  Schedule, Equinox 800, 4 inches

4-5-22-FOM-HumphreyC.-Oldest Coin

Humphrey C.: 1886 IHP

2022FOM-April- David S.-1

David S.: .25 Caliber, AT Pro, 4 inches

2022FOM-April- Eric H.-1

Eric H.: Late 1800’s Broach, Equinox 800, 3 inches

2022FOM-April- John W.-1

John W.-Buffalo Nickel, Equinox 800, 2 to 3 inches deep

2022FOM-April- Mark A.-1

Mark A.: Cannon Fodder, Garrett, Just Below Surface

2022FOM-April- Susannah K.-1

Susannah K.: Pre-1905 Decorative Hook, XP Deus, 3″ depth

2022FOM-April- Monroe B.-1

Monroe B.: Gold Chain, AT Max, 2 inches

2022FOM-April- Philip N.-2

Philip N.: Cross, Equinox 800, 9 inches

2022FOM-April- Philip N.-1

Philip N.: St. Patrick’s Token, Equinox 800, 8 inches

 

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February 2022

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2022FOM-FEB- Eric H.-12022FOM-FEB- Eric H.-2

Found by Eric H.- This small 1902 Great Seal General Service button was found with my Equinox 800 about 3” deep.

2022FOM-FEB-Bill-Siebel-22022FOM-FEB-Bill-Siebel-1

Found By Bill S. – Detecting around a dump pile on the farm, I found a old bull-nose pliers. These would be used to lead/control livestock. After a bit of soak in evaporust, they function again.

Dug at 6″ using a White’s MX7.

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MARCH 2020

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Scott P.: Dug these on three separate hunts over the weekend with his Equinox 800.

KathyHbucklebullets2020

Kathy H: Recovered these relics at an old site.  Buckle, pistol shot, round ball and pigeon ring.  Dug 10-12 inches deep, with a Deus detector.

RussellBLock2020

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Russell B, Tom R, Kathy H and Julie W: Went out detecting an old site, today.  Russell dug this old padlock, that is pretty toasty, 6-8 inches deep, using his Garrett 400.

LeeNSpoon2020Russelll110pennies2020

Lee N and Russell B: went out for a Detecting  Hunt, in Old Lemay.  Russell, dug a coin spill and recovered 110 clad coins in the hole.  Russell, was very creative with the coins.  Lee N recovered the other relics,  which some are in the process of being identified.  All dug 2-6 inches deep, except for Russell’s coins, which went down about 12 inches.  Garrett 400 was used by both detectorists.

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February 2020

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LeeNBuffalo2020

Lee N: I found all this in one hole 6-8 inches deep, with my Garrett 400.  Buffalo nickel, a 2 sided token that has a head that says Expect a Miracle and on back says Oral Roberts Church.  Also, in the ground were these religious passages on cards.  I think I am going to go back and put them back in the hole.

MatthewGTootsieTruck2020

Matthew G.: Tootsie Toy Chicago 24 mixer, found with AT Pro 3 inches deep. I’m going  try to find the mixer part when I go back to this location.

LeeNBaleSeal2020

Lee N: I went out with friends and found the following relics 6-8 Inches deep, using my Garrett 400.

MonroeBRing2020

Monroe B.: I found a silver ring with diamonds in it with the ace 400 about 6inches depth

EricHTootsieCar2020

Eric H.: My last few outings:  1916 Mercury dime,  a large 1950’s Packard Tootsie Toy car,  some silver plated utensils and a Native American artifact.

TRWhistle2020

Tom R.: “dug this whistle, with his AT Pro, 5 inches deep.  It is either from St. Louis University, or St. Louis University High School.”

RBNecklace2020

Russell B.: “dug this gold necklace, 6 inches deep, using his Garrett 400.”

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Lee N.: “I dug these relics, at a old rail road hotel, in Bland, Missouri. I sure would like to see what this hotel looked like, in it’s hey day. The relic under the police car, is a handle to a coffee grinder. It was a rather bland day.”

JW3BaleSeal2020

Julie W.: Bale Seal, 6-7 inches, Garrett 400

LNRing2020

Lee N: “I went out with some club members and dug these relics, at two different homesites, one 1930 and the other 1940. My daughter liked the sterling ring and it fit her, so she is wearing it now. Some of the relics are in the process of being identified.”

RCJanHunt2020

Rick C.:” Was out with a few club members yesterday and found 6 hot wheels cars, 4 wheat pennies 1940,42,44, and 52, a wine corkscrew, an old Ford key, and had $1.35 clad. Nice day with good friends.”

LNJan5Hunt2020

Lee N: “I went out today, the weather was nice. I dug these relics and coins, 2-5 inches deep, with my Garrett 400.”

DH1812ArtBut2020

Found by Dan H.: “1812 Corps of Artillery Button, 10 inches, Nox 800”

SP1873IH2020

Found by Scott P.: “1873 Indian Head, 4 inches, Nox 800”

JGring2020

Found by Jim G.: “Silver Ring, Surface Depth, Equinox 800”

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November 2019

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SPhorse2019

Found by Scott P.: “Had a good hunt Sunday.  4″ to 6″ inches Equinox 800.”

Found by Lee N.: “Tom R.,  Julie W., and I went out to detect. I found the 1903 Liberty Nickel and button, 8-10 inches deep, using a Garrett 400. The button has been identified as a Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.”

TRpin2019

Found by Tom R.: “Dug this bowling token, 2-3 inches deep, using an AT Pro. The token is for high individual series, for 1962-63.”

Found by Lee N.: “Dug these relics 3-6 inches deep, using a Garrett 400. The pocket knife was toasted and as I was examining my trash, I found a square piece of metal, with lettering HOMESTEAD Co, USA. Turns out there was a Homestead Company, in 19th Century, that made stoves and farm equipment. I always check my trash before discarding.”

SKkey2019

Found by Susannah K. at Pumpkin Patch hunt: “Lots and lots of clad, a key, and some rolled lead. Still a fun hunt.”

RPclub2019

Found by Ron P. at Pumpkin Patch hunt: “This is a photo of my finds from today’s club hunt.  $1.97 in clad, part of a 2001 Zippo lighter, a copper fitting that looked like a ring until it was cleaned and a few other unidentified pieces.  I use a Garrett AT Pro and found these items between 3 inches and the surface.”

RCwatch2019

Found by Rick C. at Pumpkin Patch hunt: “1 Mattel car, a watch not working, a charm that says Saved by Grace, then had 2 quarters, 10 dimes, and 17 pennies. “

Found by Monroe B.: “I found it at an old farm house and I used the Garrett Ace 400 and it was also 8 to 7 inches deep.” [Looks to be a mid-1800s buckle–ed.]

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